linux co-exist with XP? 3 replies

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Peeping Tom

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#1 14 years ago

No, he wouldn't. You can do a partition with any good commercial project even after the OS is on. I used partition magic. Don't forget the SWAP.




Ωmega552003

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#2 14 years ago

heres what you do install Windows what ever. if you have one drive make sure you leave about 4gb or more for linux when partitioning for windows.

if you have 2 drives user one for each OS

after installing windows install linux on the other partition/drive some time during the install it should ask about the boot loader (at least RedHat 9 does) after that you have a dual boot system

you can't access them form each other so you'll have to get fat32/ntfs(windows file systems) to ext(linux file system)




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#3 14 years ago

Linux and Windows must work on different partitions to function with different filesystems. You need to partition atleast 5gb to install a Linux /w all the extra programs that follow, depending on what Linux you choose. A server isntallation might take up more than 5gb, check your manuals.

You can, as Tom said, download partition magic and do a partition with data still on your HDD, so you can keep XP on your machine. As long as you dont formate anything when you partition your disk XP will be left alone.




Peeping Tom

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#4 14 years ago

You mean buy, Glasius, Buy ;)